Social concerns of homeschooling

Social concerns of homeschooling

 Social concerns of homeschooling

Social skills is an area of deep concern when it comes to 

homeschooling. Many critics point out that since man needs to hone 

his social skills, a homeschooling environment where social 

interaction is limited is detrimental to his growth and 

development. But studies have proved this wrong.

Children put into the fiercely competitive school environments 

lack the confidence to hold a conversation. Such children show 

little genuine interest in the topic of conversation and don't 

know how to interact with people of various age groups, 

especially their elders. 

Children who learn at home are more aware of the implications and 

the purpose of their learning. They will ask intelligent questions 

and make accurate observations. Children begin their life by 

imitating their parents. Homeschooled children therefore pick

up the sterling qualities they see in their parents. On the other 

hand, they are protected from the detrimental influences of their 


These children are thus better equipped with the tools necessary 

to face the world. The positive reinforcement that takes place 

in the homeschooling environment as opposed to being abandoned, 

embarrassed or ignored in a normal school environment strengthens 

their self-esteem. Children turn out to be better balanced and

well-rounded as they progress into adulthood.


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